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ERIC Number: EJ753051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
Inside-Out: Analysis of the Insider-Outsider Concept as a Heuristic Device to Develop Reflexivity in Students Doing Qualitative Research
Hellawell, David
Teaching in Higher Education, v11 n4 p483-494 Oct 2006
This paper focuses on one approach to making research students more reflexive in their writing. It is argued that the development of the ability to be reflexive in regard to their own qualitative research does not come easily to a significant number of students. A range of possibilities which supervisors might present to their research students as questions to be considered in these respects is outlined. Four relevant case study vignettes are presented of the work of doctoral students (with the full cooperation and written permission of all involved) who have been supervised by the author of this paper. It is argued that these demonstrate that the students concerned have found consideration of their own, sometimes shifting, positions on the insider-outsider continuum of considerable value in developing their reflexivity in relation to their own research. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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